Why is law so important? What’s the fuss all about? Well to begin with let’s go back to Frederic Bastiat’s classic essay, “The Law.” First published in 1850 by the great French economist and journalist, it is as clear a statement as has ever been made of the original ideal of government, as proclaimed in the Declaration of Independence, … More Why is law so important? What’s the fuss all about?
The right to die (rational suicide) is sometimes associated with the idea that one’s body and one’s life are one’s own, to dispose of as one sees fit. The morality of assisted dying maintain that individuals may only turn to assisted dying as a ‘last resort’.The question that arises is does the sanctity of life … More Fading Justice: Euthanasia (Right to die)
Justice, I believe is very subjective in our country. The understanding that Justice is about the realisation of one’s basic liberty and right to equal status and representation in society, as John Rawls put it, does not find meaning in our clearly defined and demarcated communities. The debates about the existence of high rates of … More Subjective Justice
Prior to starting in my current role I was clueless about the suffering of those trapped in the vicious network of human trafficking and bonded labour. I had no idea that human trafficking was the third largest global criminal enterprise with a staggering profit of USD 140 billion (according to the ILO report of 2014). … More Staggered by the Suffering
Many years, I read a moving book appropriately titled “Cry the Beloved Country”. Written by Alan Paton, a well-known author of the time, It was set in apartheid-era South Africa. But it could well have been set in India. Every time, I open my newspaper, I read the story of someone or the other who … More Cry the Beloved Country….